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Carlyle’s Main Street Christmas tree tradition continues courtesty of Doug Colpitts, Kristi MacDonald and family. This year’s tree will be the centrepiece of Main Street’s Christmas display and Kristi MacDonald says: “We’re happy to donate this tree to our town. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!” Public works employees, with the help of Greg Johnston and the crew from Kisbey’s Flying G Trucking, put up the tree on Thursday, Nov 24. Staff photo by Kelly Running

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THE LUCKIEST SIGNS THIS WEEK:

TAURUS, GEMINI AND CANCER.

Week of December 4 to 10, 2016 ARIES

Take good care of your immune system. If you’re seeing a lot of people, take the necessary precautions to avoid catching their germs. Make sure to get plenty of rest.

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TAURUS

Time is a factor, and you’ll need to decide between different obligations and certain activities. Focus on balancing the different spheres of your life.

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GEMINI

A trip is on the horizon. Even if it’s only in a few months, you need to start preparing now. Look into getting your vaccinations or renewing your passport, for example.

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You close a contract that changes your life. Your perseverance enables you to reach new heights, even on a personal level. Your audacity and your warrior spirit are in full swing.

VIRGO

A great deal of work and a lot of details require most of your time. Try letting go and taking the time to appreciate the now. You’ll adopt a good outlook on life.

LIBRA

You’re going to be the centre of attention. You’ll be the only person to accomplish a particular task at work, and this will earn you some well-deserved recognition from management.

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SCORPIO

Breaking your routine benefits both you and your relationship. Don’t turn down invitations from your friends — they’re going to surprise you, especially if you’re single.

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The slightest interest in real estate can lead to some very profitable returns. You’ll also be tempted to change your home decor before the holidays in order to impress certain people.

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You won’t be afraid to speak your mind — just make sure to have all the right information before you do. You’ll need to translate an important message to avoid any possible confusion.

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AQUARIUS

You might be tempted to purchase something expensive. Be prepared to go over your budget while shopping for Christmas gifts. You’ll also need a little extra energy to get through the week.

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You’ll be lost in deep contemplation. Your convictions force you to develop your spirituality. A pilgrimage is a project you might start planning.

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NEWS - New doctor coming to Redvers TAURUS TAURUS Staying within your budget won’t be easy, especially when buying ChristNEWS - Walking path mas gifts. You’ll be giving expensive gifts to those you love and especially to those who deserve it.

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SCORPIO, SAGITTARIUS Stormchaser, videographer and TV star, Chris Chittick AND CAPRICORN.

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Expect some minor conflicts this week. You’ll no longer be able to ignore what you’ve been putting off. You’ll be able to relax only when everything gets done.

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GEMINI

GEMINI

Expect to use your credit cards a little more than usual. You’ll have to decide between Christmas presents, social activities or a family trip.

You won’t hold back when it comes to speaking your mind. You’ll be saying what most people are thinking. Look to confirm certain rumours with the main parties involved.

CANCER Wawota Lamontagne’s life changed Evennative though Blake the holidays haven’t CANCER officially begun, your house be after an auto accident, You still have some shopping to irrevocably nine years ago will when constantly packed. If you have young do, which he became a T4 incomplete paraplegic. Since then, hecould send you over budget. However, everyone appreciachildren, you can expect them, along has become a client services coordinator for Spinal with their friends, to set up camp in tes this luxury, and you’ll receive Cord Injury Saskatchewan and an Ambassadorsome forpraise. the your home. Rick Hansen Foundation. Most recently, Lamontagne becameLEO a world-class water skier when he competed in LEO Magic is in the Water air. Despite You’ll have a lot of arrangements to the 2016 Disabled Skiyour National Championships original intentions, you’ll finallyand be will now compete make and everything will be urin Charlotte, North Carolina swayedatbythe the charm wonder ofWater Ski World gent. At work, be the first to arrive for Canada 13th and Disabled Christmas. You’ll donate your time and the last to leave. Your boss will Championships Lake Macquarie, New Southtake Wales, to social and in humanitarian causes. notice of your efforts. Australia in 2017. To read his story, check out next week’s Observer. VIRGO VIRGO You’ve already kicked off the holiday festivities! You’ll be spending the week surrounded by a lot of different people. You’ll also spend some time at shopping malls, even though they’re full to the brim. But don’t worry; you won’t be fazed by the frenzy.

Don’t tire yourself out before the holidays begin! You’ll need to rest and relax. This helps you get rid of that pesky cold.

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LIBRA

Stress and exhaustion will begin to take their toll and could leave your head spinning. Thankfully, you’ll find the composure to finish the week in style.

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LIBRA

The thought of taking a trip crosses your mind. You’ll be craving adventure and new experiences. You’ll also consider the possibility of working abroad.

SCORPIO

SCORPIO

You might be contemplating going back to school to improve your professional life, no matter how old you are. You’ll hear about an interesting opportunity that could help relieve some financial stress.

SAGITTARIUS

Some of your friends will ask you to come on a spur-of-the-moment trip with them. It won’t take you long to accept the invitation. Prepare yourself for a rather multicultural party with your friends and family.

SAGITTARIUS

Your circle of friends needs to be reevaluated. Your partner and your family are your priorities. You really don’t need any distractions disturbing your important relationships.

CAPRICORN

CAPRICORN

Your loved ones expect you to do more than your share of planning during the holidays. Don’t forget to delegate certain tasks to make Friday, Dec. 2 — and things more manageable fair — this year. HIGH -5° LOW AQUARIUS -9° Get ready to do some wrapping. You’ll be devoting a lot of time and energy to impress those closest to you. Your hard work pays off.

Weather for the week . . .

Monday, Dec. 5 PISCES

A particular project will make you HIGH the -6° centre of attention. You’ll round LOW up -11° the family for a spontaneous trip or a memorable activity during the holidays.

The new Redvers Town Council is hard at work. Left to right: Garry Jensen (Mayor), Marc George (Deputy Mayor), and Councillors Ryan Toms, Aaron Sorenson, Owen Gavelin, Brad Bulbuck, and Terry Nixon.

You’ll be extremely organized at work and in the planning your different parties for the holidays. You’ll finish your chores on time, giving you some much-needed peace of mind while you enjoy your vacation.

You’ll be anticipating the holidaysPhoto submitted with a great deal of emotion. For one reason or another, this year’s parties will be very different than the previous ones, causing you to become rather nostalgic.

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It takes a lot of effort to finish all Tuesday, Dec. 6 your work on time before you leave

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“A Farce of Nature” hits Redvers as Drama Club hosts annual production Kelly Running Observer Staff

The Redvers Adult Drama Club hosts an annual, much-anticipated, drama production each year. This year they decided to perform the two-act comedy by Jones, Hope and Wooten called, “Farce of Nature.” The dinner theatre was hosted for three days. On Thursday, Nov. 24, was an appetizer night; Friday, Nov. 25, a lasagna supper was held; and on Saturday, Nov. 26, a turkey supper was enjoyed by all. The first two nights were approximately half sold out, while Saturday the room was filled at the Redvers Rec Centre. The play, “A Farce of Nature,” was a comedic journey following the lives of a family in Mayhew, Arkansas, an investment woman, a man in witness protection, and a mobster. Set at a family owned fishing lodge in the Ozarks, Reel ‘Em Inn, owned by the Wilburn’s was in desperate need of an influx of cash due to it being in poor condition. It had once been a great tourist stop, but business was down. The slapstick comedy, which saw cases of mistaken identity, disguises, and slam door chasing of one another brought the laughter and the evening entertainment was well enjoyed by all that attended. The cast included Jocelyne Toms-Delmaire as Wanelle Wilburn, Trent Dumaine as D. Gene Wilburn, Andrea Carriere as Jenna Sealy, Jasmin Parker as Maxie Wilburn Suggs, Tiffany Holtom as Carmine Deluca, Corby Parker as Ty Wilburn, Joleen Colleaux as Lola Barbosa, Marius Erickson as Sonny Barbosa, and Lisa Ironside as Roxanne Thorne. The production was made pos-

sible by a fantastic production crew including Director Gwen Arthur, Stage Manager Janet Dauvin, Lights, Sound and Music by Dale Turton and Lindsey Downing, Costumes and Props by Jacquie George, Hair and Make Up by Shannon Hamilton and Amber Sylvestre, Set by Dale Turton, Richard George and Janet Dauvin. The back stage crew included Lindsey Downing, Rita Parker, Patti Smyth, and Shelby Matthewson. Publicity for the event was handled by Graham James, Jocelyn Toms-Delmaire, and Gwen Arthur. Programs were created by Shelby Matthewson, Rita Parker, and Lindsey Downing. And the prompter for the event was Nancy Larsen-James. “We do a major drama like this once a year because it is a large time commitment,” Director Gwen Arthur explained. Funds raised for the Arts Centre renovations from the event were unavailable at the time of publication. “For the Arts Centre we have about five or six things we do throughout the year and this is the last one for this year,” she added. Plans for the Arts Centre renovations will hopefully come into action soon with construction set to begin shortly according to Arthur. “We’d like to thank all of our sponsors, it is all appreciated,” Arthur stated. Some of the large donations included a $10,000 donation from the Redvers and District Lions Club, the donation of a beef by Ross Madsen, fishing supplies donated by ERP Hardware, a patio set from Advantage Co-op, original artwork by Colleen Cop, and Christmas items from Cecile Delmaire.

The Redvers Adult Drama Club hosted their annual production on Thursday, Nov. 24, Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26.

(right) Laughter abounded in the Redvers Adult Drama Club’s production of “Farce of Nature.”

At a rundown fishing shack, a Chicago mobster hunts down someone in Witness Protection; but, laughter abounds as the play unfolded.

A slapstick comedy about a little Arkansas fishing lodge when a mobster visits the lodge to find someone hiding in Witness

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The Redvers and District Lions Club donated $10,000 to the Redvers Arts Centre, monies raised by the Lions for the donation came via their 2016 Trip of the Month fundraiser.

(left) The Redvers Adult Drama Club’s production drew in many dinner theatre lovers who enjoyed delicious food and a comedic show.

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Laughter abounds in “Somebody Famous” hosted by the Stoughton Swimming Pool Kelly Running Observer Staff

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The Stoughton Swimming Pool presented the play “Somebody Famous” on the nights of Nov. 18, 19, 25, 26, and Dec. 2. Macy (played by Lauren Creighton) is in love with the guard Gus (played by Skylar Kindgon) – not pictured – and when Pamela (played by Danica Milatz-Donnelly) attacked Gus, Macy stepped in to protect him, while the other prisoners – including 12006 (played by Terri Stocker) – cheer her on.

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Gus (played by Skylar Kingdon) questions the Captain (played by Jay Butler) when he brings in a red prisoner, Pamela (played by Danica Milatz-Donnelly) to the low security drama therapy.

The Stoughton Swimming Pool presented the play “Somebody Famous” on Nov. 18, 29, 25, 26, and Dec. 2 to a packed Legion Hall. Taking to the stage were Danica Milatz-Donnelly who played a famous actress, Pamela, who was jailed for murder; Jay Butler who played the Captain, a tough guard; Lauren Creighton played Macy, a prisoner who loves shiny things and prison guard Gus; Gus was played by Skylar Kingdon; Remy Gilbertson took on the role of computer hacker, Donna, who hatches an escape plan; Rochelle Hurlet took on the role of Reggie, a prisoner who loves a good scam; and Terri Stocker played 12006, a quiet prisoner with an expressive face. Within the play Macy, Donna, Reggie, and 12006 were directed to clean-up a local theatre and once they finished prisoners would have an opportunity to participate in drama therapy. Meanwhile a relationship between Macy and the guard, Gus, is shown and Donna begins to hatch an escape plan using Gus’ admiration of Macy as a distraction and the drama therapy to escape. A famous actress, one who has killed the cast of her last production, Pamela, is brought to the theatre to join the ladies. Although they get off on the wrong foot and decide to use Pamela’s fame to help distract the audience and guards; Pamela eventually learns of the plan to escape and demands to be a part of it. Although their plan is changed, the prisoners go through with the escape. The production becomes a play within a play. In the third act the audience becomes the audience in the prisoner’s production. The prisoner’s put on a play about a psychic who has

granted a wish of becoming famous to one of her patrons. With fame comes difficult decisions and although she turns her fame down, but is eventually held at gunpoint as she, her friend, and the psychic are all held at gunpoint. As the play the prisoners were performing concludes the Captain searches for where they went calling for security. The prisoners had in fact obtained guards uniforms and sent the Captain to search behind a false wall. As the Captain does this he finds Gus and Macy, but the other prisoners have now escaped. It was a fun production, which brought a lot of laughs to its audience and was enjoyed by all. Although everyone did well, it seemed that the audience couldn’t help but be drawn to Terri Stocker’s character 12006. Always quietly in the background, her character was extremely expressive without saying a word, bringing lots of laughs. Danielle Hoffman and Holly Fraser were this year’s director and stage manager. While the evening performances came together with the efforts of many including the meal committee, Colleen Andris and Jocelyn Raynard; bar service, Kim Butler and Derek Hoffman; hair/make-up by Taure Brigden and Kristen Sinclair; set, sound, and lights by Tom Sangster, Matt Sangster, Stefan Clark, and Dan Coderre. While numerous other volunteers served and worked behind the scenes to ensure a great event for all. “We would like to send out a very special thank you to our volunteers, all 61 of them!” the program read. “Without them we would have been ‘hand-cuffed’ in pulling this off!” The production has become an annual event, which sees the community of Stoughton and surrounding area support the Stoughton Swimming Pool, while enjoying local talent.

(left) The ringleader of the escape plan, Donna (played by Remy Gilbertson) – right – is watched closely by 12006 (played by Terri Stocker).

Staff photo by Kelly Running

As part of the prison’s drama therapy – after the prisoners cleaned up the theatre – they put on their own play, all while planning an escape. Here the play within a play saw two ladies win the lottery, while being held at gunpoint. From left to right: Lauren Creighton, Rochelle Huriet, Terri Stocker, and Danica Milatz-Donnelly.

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The Stories Behind the Storms: Tornado Hunter Chris Chittick Lynne Bell

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Chris Chittick’s career is exciting and unconventional. Chittick is a stormchaser, videographer and TV star, and has been documenting extreme weather in North and South America since 1998. Since then, he has witnessed 455 tornadoes and 12 hurricanes and has starred in two television series- the Discovery Channel’s “Storm Chasers” in the U.S. and currently, CMT’s “Tornado Hunters” in Canada-along with team members Greg Johnson and Ricky Forbes. “I do video work and weather forecasting, Greg does still pictures and helps with weather forecasting and Ricky’s our driver,” says Chittick. The team travels in a sponsored and speciallymodified Ford F150 dubbed ‘Flash II.’ “We have two trucks,” says Chittick. “The second one is called Flash II. It’s a 2015 F150. It has an external roll cage and it’s customized with-among other things- bigger wheels. It’s sprayed with a Kevlar composite material. It’s literally bulletproof, and we shot up our old truck in Texas on the show to test it and everything just bounced off.” “We go through six or seven windshields a season, though,” he adds. “We’ve all been hit by hail and it hurts. Throughout my career, I’ve broken toes, fingers and even a collarbone, all from being hit by hail.” “I went to university and actually earned a business degree,” says the Spring Lake, Michigan native. “A friend of mine was studying meteorology and we spent about two weeks stormchasing in an old car that was basically held together by duct tape.” “I saw my first tornado in 2000-in southeast Wyoming. I moved to Norman, Oklahoma in 2004 and put together a stormchasing team and company. With that team, we did a show (“Storm Chasers”) that aired for five years on the Discovery Channel.” “About 3 ½ years ago, I left that team and I was heading back to Michigan. Greg Johnson offered me a job as a videographer with his team in Regina. I never planned to move to Regina. I just thought I’d be there for the storm season,” smiles Chittick. “But I met my future wife, Chelsea and we have a three-month-old son, Jaxson and here I am. I’m still getting used to Saskatchewan winters, though.” “And now that I’m a dad, I might change the way I do things,” he adds. “Previously, my safe zone was 100 yards away (from a tornado); now it might be 200 yards, but we’ll see. In our world, there are a lot of ups and downs just like any other profession, but when nothing happens and it’s a typically beautiful day weather-wise, we call that a Blue Sky Bust. So we take precautions, but we do document extreme weather... ” Chittick chases storms in both North and South America and says: “During our winter, it’s storm season in Argentina. There’s a place near Buenos Aires and in the southern hemisphere, storms move in the opposite direction that they do here in the northern hemisphere.” “And,” he adds, smiling. “There’s no speed limit there.” Wherever they occur, tornadoes come in all different shapes and sizes, explains Chittick. “There are three main shapes. Wedges are two miles wide and they stay that size all the way down to the earth’s surface. A stovepipe-or cone- is a cone shape. And a needle stays skinny, but it also stays strong. It may look wimpy, but it isn’t. They look like a figure skater skating and spinning along the ice.” “A parent tornado can be moving at 200 miles per hour, but inside, it can contain mini-tornadoes that can travel between 400 to 600 miles per hour,” he adds. “That’s why you can see one house with no damage and next door, another home is gone, ripped off its foundation.” Chittick says that Canada’s tornado season is

Photo by Lynne Bell

Stormchaser, videographer and TV personality Chris Chittick recently spoke to students at Arcola School. Chittick’s unconventional career path began when he traded in a career in business for the path of pursuing extreme weather events around the globe. Since 1998, the Michigan native has witnessed 455 tornadoes and 12 hurricanes. He has starred in the Discovery Channel series, “Storm Chasers” and currently-along with partners Greg Johnson and Ricky Forbes- appears in CMT’s “Tornado Hunters.” typically in July and August. “In North America, tornado season begins in Texas and Oklahoma in March and moves with the jetstream up north. Tornado Alley refers to Texas and the area along the Mexican border and up to include Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.” “ We’re typically first on the scene,” says Chittick. “We call in storm reports and if people are affected, we drop the chase and go into search and rescue mode. We’re trained as first responders and we’ll knock on doors and do first aid and whatever else we can until real help arrives.” “Like any other job, we have goals. Our job is to capture high-quality footage and still pictures, but calling in storm reports and going into first responder mode is what we do first. People always come first. We make our money selling footage, but our first priority is always helping people.” “Our biggest tool is our cellphones and of course, our vehicle,” says Chittick. “Wherever we are, we call 911 and let them know how big the tornado is, how fast it’s going, and what direction it’s going.” Tornadoes in Canada and U.S. are measured by the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which rates the intensity of tornadoes based on their size, strength and the damage they cause. “An EF0 is the weakest,” says Chittick. “And an EF5 is the strongest. With an EF5, you’re looking at a tornado that’s at least 235 miles per hour, plus wind speeds. That’s a tornado that could completely take a house off its foundation.” Of the over 400 tornadoes he’s witnessed, Chittrick says a few stand out. “In Pilger Nebraska, it was a twin tornado day. That was a cyclic supercell- a tornado producerthat puts multiple tornadoes on the ground from one storm. This hit the town of Pilger. The tornado sirens went off just 10 or 15 minutes before the tornado got there, so thankfully, no people were hurt. But the town had to be rebuilt.” “We actually went back there a few years later to see how they were doing,” adds Chittick. “But I still

remember how eerie it was- hearing the tornado sirens and not seeing a single person there.” “The other noise we hear a lot is the sound of a tornado- and the only way I can describe it is that it sounds like a jet engine.” “In Dodge City, Kansas on May 24, 2016, we saw 13 different tornadoes from 13 different storms. That’s the most different tornadoes I’ve seen in one day.” “And on July 27, 2015, near Tilston, Manitoba, we tracked the largest tornado of that year in Canada,” says Chittick. “It was a nighttime tornado and when a tornado drops then, it’s really scary, because people can’t really see them easily. Nobody was injured or hurt- the radio folks did a really good job of warning people.” “I’ve seen large farm equipment, horses, trains, animals- you name it- blown around by tornadoes. The weirdest thing was a minature donkey on the roof of our truck.” “In Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky, we see nighttime tornadoes at about 5 or 6 p.m. We call it ‘Happy Hour.’” “On May 31, 2013, we witnessed North America’s largest tornado,” says Chittick. “It became 0.5 miles wide in less than 30 seconds and quickly became 2.5 miles wide. We aired some footage on ‘Tornado Hunters’ and we literally saw a 2 ½ ton farm truck fly through the air. We were also livestreaming it and as we were driving along, trying to avoid it, I flew up and my butt hit the laptop and it slammed shut. That’s all people saw, was this abrupt end of this chase. One of those people was my mom and later she said: ‘I think it’s time for you to grow up and get a real job.’” When asked, Chittick says that he will take his son on the chase “maybe when he’s about twelve,” adding, “When they ask him at school: ‘What does your dad do?’ he can say: ‘My dad’s a tornado hunter.’” For more information or to book an appearance by Chittick, check out: www.TornadoHunter.com.


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Friday, December 2, 2016

Moose Mountain Health Care Recruitment Committee fundraise for doctor recruitment and retention efforts in Carlyle and Arcola Kelly Running Observer Staff

The Moose Mountain Health Care Committee’s annual Christmas gala was attended by 170 individuals. There to enjoy an evening together, delicious food, and entertainment, all enjoyed their evening. Focusing on obtaining and keeping doctors in Carlyle and Arcola the Moose Mountain Health Care Committee was excited to have enough sponsorship this year that each ticket sold was profit for the Committee. Although numbers attending were down, the sponsorship this year ensured the fundraiser was a success. “We have lots of really great sponsorship this year, the sponsors were very generous, and we are thankful for

that,” Sheila Sim, explained. The evening was a hit with Cornerstone Theatre’s production of “Wake up little Scroogy” getting people into the Christmas spirit. Currently there is one doctor in Carlyle, Dr. Khanam arrived in October, and three doctors in Arcola: Dr. Morin, Dr. Ghaly, and Dr. Amayo. “We’re still short doctors and currently we’re paying for locum housing,” Sim explained. The Committee is excited about the New Year, however, as a new doctor(s) is potentially coming to the area. In addition to paying for locum housing, the Committee focuses on helping doctors come to the community to find housing, help them buy furniture, help them with a vehicle, and “the

Staff photo by Kelly Running

A delicious meal was had at the Moose Mountain Health Care Recruitment Committee’s annual fundraising gala. This year along with the fantastic food was a performance by the Cornerstone Theatre group, who unveiled this year’s Christmas play: “Wake up little Scroogy.” whole nine yards” as Sim stated. There are four dedicated individuals currently involved with the Moose Mountain Health Care Committee including Sim, Bev Grimes, Lynn Brady, and Brenda Walter. “We’re always looking for people and we really encourage Carlyle residents to jump in and have some input, right now Lynn is our only Carlyle rep, so we’re kind of missing that piece,” Sim explained. “There’s just things that need to be done for doctors that shouldn’t be left up to the staff of the practice, so we’d love to have someone from Carlyle and any other volunteers from Arcola to do things like take them around to the

Staff photo by Kelly Running

Prairie Place Hall saw 170 tickets sold for the night of food and fun with funds raised going to the Moose Mountain Health Care Recruitment Committee. The Committee focuses on recruiting and retaining doctors in the Moose Mountain area. school, introduce them to the different activities in the area, even just take them out for a coffee, and just introduce them to the community in general.” “One of the big

things is spousal employment as well, so we need bodies on the ground to network and to help our new doctors and their families become a part of the communities they’re in.”

Sim also wonders if any business groups or Chambers of Commerce might be able to work together in order to help with spousal employment.


Friday, December 2, 2016

Lynne Bell

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The Carlyle RCMP detachment responded to several files between Friday, Nov. 18 and Thursday, Nov. 24. Staff Sgt. Darren Simons says that recent incidents in the detachment area have prompted him to ask area residents: “What did you see? What did you know? What did you do about it?” “In the Carlyle area, there was a young driver who has been driving without a licence near Carlyle. We had a report one night from a bus driver who reported a vehicle being driven erratically in a farmer’s field. We suspect this driver is only 15-yearsold.” “In Redvers, we’ve had break and enters, arson and vandalism. Somebody knows something, but clearly, they’re reluctant to talk to us. All we usually need is a quick witness statement saying, ‘I’ve seen this. ‘” “Often people are reluctant to report something because they don’t want to be required to appear in court. That doesn’t always happen. But I can tell them this: If an individual takes the time to report an incident and they do have to briefly appear in court as a witness, I’d like them to know that

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people don’t become victims because they become witnesses. If they come to court, the judge tends to believe them.” “If they’re worried about something like property damage or anything else after reporting a crime, talk to the police. Police officers live in the community, too and we can and will help.” 911 calls Two 911 calls were received in error and were both non-emergencies Abduction On Friday, Nov. 18, a 29-year-old male from Carlyle abducted a child from the community’s arena and since then, has appeared in court to face several charges. Members of the Carlyle RCMP detachment, Estevan Traffic Services and local EMS located both the male- who had no known relationship to the child- and the child quickly. The child was transported to hospital for assessment and returned to the care of their guardian. Alcohol-related offences Two impaired drivers-one in Carlyle and one in the Carlyle areawere charged by police. An individual in Carlyle was charged with having open liquor in their vehicle as well as driving an unregistered vehicle. Arson A shed was set fire to in Redvers. This incidence of arson caused a power line to come down. Assault Two separate assaults in the Carlyle area resulted in charges

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Shirley Corkish has returned home after spending several days in Cottage Grove, Minn. She visited with Jeff and Laura Corkish, Owen, Addi and Mason and joined in their Thanksgiving celebrations. Three more bus loads of ladies visited some local businesses on Friday and Saturday of last week. Their support gives a boost to Christmas sales! The Holmstrom family celebrated an early Christmas on Nov. 20. Many family members enjoyed all of the festivities. On Nov. 22 the Free Methodist Church hosted a meet and greet evening. This evening gave the community a chance to meet the new pastor, Kevin and Bev Kay. There have been several deaths in our area recently that we need to acknowledge: Sympathy to the family and friends of the late Rev. Betty Garrett who passed away in Moosomin on Nov. 17. She was 87 years old and many will remember her as a dedicated minister of the Anglian Church for many years. Sympathy to the Moniuk and Lawrysyn families on the passing of Edna(Moniuk) Lawrysyn of Kipling. She passed away on Nov. 18 at Deer View Lodge. Heather Ramage passed away on Nov. 19 in a Regina Hospital. She was 76 years old. Her funeral service was held at the Town Hall on Nov. 25. Heather was a vibrant member of the church and the community. She really enjoyed the visiting and helping all of the groups she joined. Sympathy to her family, Kevin and family, Mellissa and family, Ron Shepherd and Buzz and Sheila Lonethunder and all of friends.

being laid. Reported assaults in Arcola and Carlyle resulted in no charges. Break and enter(s) Four cottages in the Carlyle area were broken into. These matters are still under investigation by RCMP. Dangerous driving A report of two vehicles driving dangerously near Arcola School is still under investigation. Drug possession An individual was charged with possession of marijuana. Fraud A local situation regarding threats and photos sent on Facebook was reported to the Carlyle RCMP. Staff Sgt. Darren Simons reminds the public: “Be wary about what you post on the Internet and who you interact with.” An incident in which an alarm system was installed-but not ordered- was reported to the RCMP. Failure to comply with conditions Three individuals failed to comply with their release conditions and as a result are facing charges. Mental health files Carlyle RCMP dealt with several files under the Mental Health Act this week. Property damage An individual from Redvers reported an incident of possible property damage while it was underway. Patrols were made, but members were unable to locate the individual or indi-

viduals responsible. Sexual assault A sexual assault which reportedly occurred in the Carlyle area is still under investigation by RCMP. Theft A theft of under $5,000 which occurred at Kenosee Lake is still under investigation. Traffic offences RCMP received a report of a motorist driving erratically through a farmer’s field. Police received a report of a driver with no vehicle insurance driving in the Kisbey area. Patrols were made, but members were unable to locate the vehicle. Members are currently conducting two traffic investigations. Carlyle RCMP issued several speeding tickets to drivers throughout the detachment area, with fines reaching a high of $392. In addition, three motorists were charged with speeding while passing emergency vehicles. A driver was fined $150 for driving with a learner’s licence. Police issued tickets for six seatbelt violations as well as for numerous equipment regulations and inspection tickets. Ten collisions occurred within the detachment area during this period. Uttering threats An incidence in Manor of uttering threats is still under investigation. A file regarding uttering threats by an individual in Redvers has been concluded by

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Quote of the Week . . . “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”

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Winter has arrived

Well… snow makes it official… it finally feels like winter, although the temperature is still fairly mild, we’ve officially passed fall. And, to be honest if it stays between the -10 and -20 (without wind chill) and snows, I’d be perfectly happy. I don’t know if anyKelly Running one really likes the cold past Observer Staff -20… but I know I don’t. My favourite part of winter is the snow. Yes it can be a hassle, it messes up the roads, costs money to remove, takes time to clean up paths to get into your house; but, freshly fallen snow is simply beautiful. I actually find it very calming to just sit and watch the snow come down, then when the sun shines it lights up the clean blanket brightly sparkling under the sun. Sledding, snowmobiling, making snowmen, cross country skiing and snow shoeing out at the lake; there’s so much fun to be had in the snow as well, which is a nice change from the usual outdoor activities in my opinion. One of my favourite things is to actually sit by a window with a hot drink – tea or coffee – and just relax with a book. Especially if there’s just a little bit of frost at the corners of the window… in fact I love that stereotypical setting. I think one of the strangest things, being Canadian, I spent a Christmas in Australia… it was tough being away from immediate family, but my mom’s cousin was lovely; she and her husband made me feel like I was at a home away from home, which was absolutely wonderful and I’m very thankful to have had them there to take my friend and I in. It just simply seemed odd. In Canada all of the pictures of Santa Claus, the jolly man is drawn or he’s pictured in snow while wearing his red suit. But, in Australia, he was in shorts, thongs (flip flop sandals), a t-shirt, and sunglasses on. It was just a funny little thing, but it seemed so strange having grown up with Santa spending his days in winter clothing, although why not wear summer gear? Especially when in the southern hemisphere their seasons are flipped, so instead of having Christmas in winter like it is in the northern hemisphere it was Christmas in the summer down there. But, it just didn’t really seem quite like the Christmas season and to be honest I missed the nip in the air and the snow… which might have been why I loved Tasmania so much. It was either just before Christmas or just after, but travelling to Tasmania was lovely. It was chilly there, I guess the temperature is rather steady and doesn’t change much one way or the other, and while up at Cradle Mountain there was actually snow in the morning, just a skiff, but it reminded me of home. So, although I’m not looking forward to the usual cold snap at the end of January/beginning of February, I do love the snow and it does help get into the season a little more.

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Do you have people for that? A friend was telling me how much she looked forward to the Christmas cookie exchange at her workplace. Knowing she disliked baking, I was quite surprised by her statement. “It’s okay,” she laughed, “I’m not making my own cookies. I have people for that.” Her mother, famous for her exquisite Shelley Luedtke baking skills, was making the cookies she took to the exchange much to the delight, I’m sure, of the others involved in the sharing. I enjoy reading accounts of life as told by pioneers. I am as amazed by their ingenuity and resourcefulness as I am appreciative that I live differently. The nature of daily life required the need to be so many things: carpenters, farmers, gardeners, animal specialists, bakers, seamstresses, medical technicians, teachers and on it goes. I know there are many today who boast equally impressive skill sets. Increasingly though, we have become a much more specialized society. We go to particular people for certain needs since they have the background, knowledge or training to provide us with what we require. We may not have the expertise to do all the tasks we need done so we go to others to assist and fill in the areas where we have gaps. Although outsourcing is a term taken from the corporate world, attention is being paid to the amount of personal outsourcing that is being done in our day to day lives. We do so to save time, to use our resources more efficiently, and to capitalize on the skills of others. Things people may have done for themselves not terribly long ago have become increasingly outsourced. While we are at work someone else could be preparing our food, sewing our clothes, managing our money, renovating our home, laundering our clothes, filing our taxes, tutor-

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ing our children, walking our dogs, and cleaning our house. Depending on where you live creative entrepreneurs are available to run errands, stand in line, book appointments, or price check a shopping list for you. A writer in San Francisco took advantage of every outsourcing opportunity he could find over the course of a year. He described his experiment as a great success contributing to improved happiness, reduced stress levels and more free time. He determined it was money well spent and said there were tasks he would pay to never have to do again. Name the task and he was able to outsource it. However there is an area of our life that no virtual assistant, no app and no company can do for us. We cannot outsource our painful emotions. Oh, how we might want to try. Some things are so difficult we might wish we could hire someone to go through it so we wouldn’t have to. But that’s not how it works. We need to walk through it…step by step…even if it feels more like stumbling in the beginning. However, though the fullness of emotion is something we experience individually, there are universal components that make it possible for someone to come beside and stumble right along with us--and they don’t ask for a credit card or pre-approved payment. They are the people in our lives who are willing to try and do what is needed, no matter the situation, often at a personal cost to them--not to us. Yes, we can hire someone to book our haircut or feed our pet. And why not take advantage of the skills of those who make Christmas baking their specialty. But what really matters is having people who will sit and enjoy those treats with us because that’s where the true sweetness is. A lot of people can do a lot of tasks for us but nothing can replace the arms of empathy and hands of comfort that come with those who want nothing in return. When it comes to the big things in life, how blessed to be able to say, “I have people for that.” That’s my outlook.

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Are neologisms the way to go?

Lynne Bell

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“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”- John F. Kennedy Dr. Jordan Peterson is the proverbial canary in the coal mine. The clinical psychologist and tenured University of Toronto professor is currently under considerable personal and professional fire for declaring his intention not to use preferred pronouns- such as “ze”, “zim”, “zer” and othersinstead of “he” and “she.” “Ze”- and the like- are words coined by certain groups which are intended to apply to students at the U of T who self-identify as non-binary- that is, people who identify neither as a man nor as a woman. And it must be saidand I’ve been told- that Dr. Peterson is willing to address any student by their declared preferred gender- just as long as he can use the existing pronouns “he” or “she.” So why should this matter to anyone outside of the U of T? Well, the argument isn’t just about gender identity and some new pronouns. It’s about free speech- and that’s something that should concern all of us. The controversy began a few months ago when Peterson made a YouTube video objecting to the Trudeau government’s Bill C-16, which proposes to outlaw harassment and discrimination based on an individual’s gender identity and expression under the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. Peterson’s arguments include criticism of terms and definitions of gender identity as outlined by Canada’s Human Rights Commission. He has said that he fears the writing from the Ontario Human Rights Commission is “incoherent, overinclusive and all-encompassing,” and he believes that the federally-mandated changes in the Bill C-16 could lead to legal action against legitimate discussion and research, including research on “the biological origins of gender.” Peterson is also concerned that the changes Bill C-16 brings about could result in enforcing expression like that in “totalitarian and authoritarian political states.” Contrary to what his critics state, Peterson is not transphobic. And also contrary to what his critics say, he is not a hate-monger. And in their defence, many of those who criticize the professor’s stance on this subject are doing so from a place of compassion and inclusiveness. But freedom of speech is important for all of us- every one of us. Peterson is a scientist who argues in favour of evidence-based research, academic freedom and freedom of expression. He has not actually refused to use someone’s preferred pronoun. He has only declared his intention to refuse to do so. And in his YouTube videos (there are now three, concerning this issue), the professor was merely criticizing a piece of legislation which (at the time) had not yet been passed. He has made his case in public- reasonably and without malice. And in practice, criminal charges for a hatespeech offence can only be laid in Ontario with the consent of the province’s Attorney-General, so he’s probably off the hook for that- for now, at least. However, under civil law, the professor could potentially be punished with a hefty fine and/or retraining. Refusal-on principal-to pay any fine could result in seizure of assets, income and more-which is too chilling to contemplate. Professor Peterson hasn’t actually done anything yet- he’s only stated his intentions. However, as he told The Toronto Star: “I just sat in my bloody office at home and threw up a couple of amateurish videos, more or less attempting to articulate my feelings about a couple of policies, and it’s like all hell broke loose. Why? Because that hell is right underneath the surface.” And as we all know, the road to hell is often paved with good intentions. And that’s something we should all consider.

There was an article in the National Post from October in which an individual, a professor, has stated he will not use ersatz pronouns – gender neutral pronouns – in his classroom. These include neologisms such as ze, zim, zer, and many others in order to replace he and she. The neologisms have been coined by progressive groups and are to help students in their self-identification of self because the terms of man and woman are no longer black and white. The professor was told to use the words and he refused based on “political agenda” in a country of free speech. He acknowledges that some students have been targeted and threatened as members of the trans community, but are changing gendered pronouns the right decision. English is a bit of a different language because when it comes to something like French it would be impossible to avoid gender because even “a pen” is gendered as “un stylo” not “une stylo.” So, are they going to completely overhaul their language because it’s based on placing gender on literally everything? So, is the use of neologisms something that should be included in English or not? Now, I’m not transgendered, so I can’t speak for anyone who is, but I do wonder if more dialogue surrounding treating trans people differently is the best way to move forward. I don’t think they should have to hide who they are; but at the same time gender neutral terms, gender neutral washrooms, etc… can bring attention to someone in a negative way unless it’s made the across the board standard. Otherwise it seems like we’re almost segregating them and makes me think of the “separate but

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equal” thinking that went on after slavery was abolished. And maybe I’m simply misunderstanding these progressive groups that are pushing for these things, but I’m of the thought process that by pointing out that someone is different, it makes them feel like less. People, mostly, want to be accepted and don’t want to stand out, so I think allowing people to simply be who they are and find their way in the world alongside people that accept and appreciate you is important. It’s not that I’m against the neologisms, it’s just that I don’t want someone to suffer more by being designated as different. And is there not already a way to refer to someone without gender by using terms already in the English language? An individual went to the store. They purchased a watermelon. Although I’m referring to one person, I used the term they, because I didn’t know if that person was male or female or gender fluid. However, you understand that this individual has purchased a watermelon from the store. This decision, however, is not really mine to make. Are gender neutral terms important to people struggling with their gender identity? If so, then I wouldn’t fight using them, but I’m never sure if the average transgender person really wants what those in the mass media are requesting. It seems that their fight, if someone is transitioning, is to become the gender they identify with, so by eliminating gendered terms are we saying their gender doesn’t matter because there are no genders anyways? Or does it make people feel more comfortable in being themselves? I don’t think it’s a question I can answer and are those progressive groups pushing change people who should be making the decision or are they more people who are doing what they think is right even if those it really affects don’t want it?

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Carlyle PureChem Cougars give top team in division something to worry about Kelly Running Observer Staff

(Note: The gamesheet for the match in Yellow Grass was unavailable at time of printing.) The Carlyle PureChem Cougars had back to back games last week playing in Yellow Grass against the Wheat Kings on Thursday, Nov. 24, and against the Bienfait Coalers at home on Friday, Nov. 25. At the Cougars away game they were down 0-2, but battled back into it, tying the Wheat Kings 2-2 with goals by Mark Shaw and Joel Mack. Heading into overtime it was veteran player Kelly Currie that found the back of the net to end the game. Heading into the game against the Bienfait Coalers, the Cougars had nothing to hold back, as the Coalers are sitting at the top of the Big Six’s western division, so far undefeated. The Cougars took control of the game early on earning a 3-1 lead over Bienfait, but the Coalers were able to tie it up and in the last minutes of the final period Bienfait took the lead 4-3. The Cougars decided to pull their goalie and put the pressure on the Coalers, but the Coalers forced a turnover and found the mesh for an open net goal. The first period saw Bienfait take an early lead at 19:09 in the game, with an unassisted goal by Marshall Holzer. The Cougars quickly an-

swered back with Captain Ben Johnstone putting one past the Coalers’ goalie assisted by Kelly Currie. Moving into the second period the Cougars found the back of the net. Joel Mack earned the goal, while assisted by Brandon Lequyer and Jessie Matthewson. Bienfait answered immediately with their own goal by Payden Benning assisted by Garrett Lasko. The second period wasn’t over yet as the Cougars pushed with Dallas Lequyer capitalizing on assists from Phil Doucet and Tyler Matthewson. Leading 3-2 into the third the Cougars kept the Coalers from scoring for the first half of the third, but Dallas Kickley assisted by Blaine Herzberg would tie the game 3-3. The Coalers kept possession of the puck and a fast paced offence which led to a goal by Dylan Herzberg assisted by Marshall Holzer. In the final minutes of play the Cougars pulled their goalie to put six men on the ice all working towards a tying goal; but, despite their best efforts the Cougars lost possession of the puck and were unable to stop Kyle Garagan from an open net goal with 27 seconds left in the game. Garagan was assisted by Dylan Herzberg and Jason Hengen. The next action for your Carlyle Cougars is on Friday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. versus the Carnduff Red Devils.

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Cougars’ #12, Tyler Matthewson, jostles with Payden Benning, #17 of the Coalers, in front of the Coalers’ #22 Jackson Walliser’s net.

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The Cougars’ #18, Joel Mack, finds his way through the neutral zone and past the Coalers defence.

Atom Cougars skate to hard fought win Danielle Benjamin Sports Contributor Our Atom Cougars had only one game this weekend and it was held at 5:00 pm on Nov. 26, in Oxbow. We faced off against Oxbow 1 and it was a battle. We were down 9-8 with 3 minutes left in the third period. We tied it up with one minute left in the game and then scored again for the win in the

last minute! Our team really pulled together and fought back in the last minutes of the game. It was a real nail biter of a game. Well done! Next Atom Cougars action will be on Sunday, Dec. 4 when Lampman comes to play at the Carlyle Sports Arena at 1:00 pm. Come on down for some delicious rink food and watch some great hockey. Go Cougars go!

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Redvers Health Foundation signs new doctor Submitted The Redvers Health Foundation was pleased to meet with Dr. Melissa Nicholls Duncan to sign a four year contract which will take effect August 1, 2017. Plans to complete her medical degree were put on a temporary hold as a very important event took place. Melissa and her husband Rob are now the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl. Melissa will be completing her practicum in the spring after which she will commence practicing at the Redvers Medical Clinic. The Redvers Health Foundation would like to thank everyone for their financial support,

Dr. Melissa Nicholls-Duncan met with Spence Sutter, Chair of the Redvers & District Community Health Foundation, to sign a four year contract which will take effect on Aug. 1, 2017.

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With a fresh layer of snow and the spirit of Christmas, many people think to make donations, and the Carlyle and District Food Bank is one to keep in mind. Last year the Food Bank saw an influx of requests and has seen need subside slightly, but remain much higher than in years past. With the downturn in the economy the need at the food bank rose, but donations actually went down making it difficult for the food bank. “We usually use cash donations for purchasing the fresh items like milk, eggs, potatoes, carrots, apples, and usually hamburger; but, over the past couple of years we’ve had to use cash donations to purchase the usual staples like beans, noodles, and canned meat,” Mavis James, a volunteer with the local food bank, explained. “This past year we also ran the food bank in July and August, usually those two months are rather slow, so we take a short break, but this year the need remained high during those months as well.” Currently they see 40-50 hampers out their doors each month, which has gone down from last year’s high of approximately 60. This is still up considerably, however, from the past 20-30 hampers per month. Volunteers meet on the third Wednesday of the month in the basement of the Carlyle United Church to assemble food hampers. Recipients of the hampers are arranged through food bank volunteers, as well as through referrals from churches and social workers. “We’re always in need of donations,” James explained. “Christmastime there are usually a lot of food donations, then it peters off, and we

do get some donations, but a lot of what we are able to give out throughout the year comes in at Christmastime.” “By around this time the shelves are getting bare, but something always appears. We’re very thankful and happy whenever anyone thinks of the food bank, so thank you to everyone who chooses to donate to us and to all of our volunteers.” Since the Carlyle and District Food Bank is not able to store fresh or frozen items, donations of canned or dried goods are important, while cash donations allows them to purchase fresh items the day the hampers are given out. Ideas for canned or dried foods includes pasta and pasta sauces, canned meat and fish, peanut butter, beans, soups, stews, canned vegetables and fruit, cereal, infant foods and formula, bathroom tissue and diapers, as well as personal hygiene products. “At this time of year it’s also nice if people are donating to include a can of cranberries or packaged stuffing, items for salads like Jello, but the usual dried goods are essential year round,” James explained. Currently at the Southern Plains Co-op in Carlyle a donation bin is set up just after the tills, while they also have prepackaged brown bags of food bank donation items which can be purchased during check out. Contacts for the Carlyle and District Food Bank include: Darlene Burnett, Carlyle. 453-2267 Arrol Young, Arcola. 455-2649 Annette Lenouail, Redvers area. 4523915 Jaime Brimner, Manor. 448-2278 Deb Phillips, Wawota. 739-2434 Cheques for cash donations can be sent to the Carlyle and District Food Bank care of Mavis James, Box 37, Arcola, Sk, S0C 0G0.

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OBSERVED AT Photos by Lynne Bell

bserved At Instructor Jenna Toms assists skater Nikki Lamb at one of many practices brfore he Region 1 and Region Six Invitational Skating Competition to be held Jan. 14 and 15, 2017 in Carlyle.

Carlyle Skating Club

Friday, December 2, 2016

Brittany Rowe warms up before practice. Rowe, a StarSkater, aims to perfect her routine before competing on home ice during the Region 1 and Region 6 finals in January 2017.

Coach Dawn Brady of the Carlyle Skating Club assists StarSkater Ruby Parker during one of the many practices which will precede the Region 1 and Region 6 Invitational Skating Competition, which will be hosted by the Carlyle club Jan. 14 and 15, 2017. The event is expected to bring in excess of 100 competitors to the community, their families, and spectators from throughout the province.

Skater Nikki Lamb is one of 14 members from the Carlyle Skating Club who will compete in the upcoming Region 1 and Region 6 Invitational Skating Competition to be held Jan. 14 and 15, 2017 in Carlyle. The event will host up to 150 skaters from ages seven to adults and will bring an economic boost to the community.

Kyla Fischer of the Carlyle Skating Club demonstrates one of many spectacular skating programs in store for spectators as the Carlyle Skating Club hosts the Region 1 and Region 6 Invitational Skating competition Jan. 14 and 15, 2017 in Carlyle. In addition to 14 skaters from the Carlyle Skating Club, the event will also include competitors from throughout the southeast corner of Saskatchewan. Board members and skaters from the Carlyle Skating Club pause for a photo with Devan Brisebois (pictured far right), branch manager of Carlyle’s Affinity Credit Union. “We welcome event sponsorship,” says Carlyle Skating Club board member, Nickie Doty. “Some of our expenses will include judges’ mileage, hotels and meals. And we really appreciate the support we’ve already received.”

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DICKENS VILLAGE FESTIVAL

Friday, December 2, 2016

Dickens Schedule of Events FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2nd 2016 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Information Booth at Carlyle Memorial Hall (Fezziwig’s Pub) 10 a.m. - 12 a.m. Festival of Trees (Cornerstone Family & Youth) 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Entertainment: Happy Wanderers 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Soup and Sandwich at Memorial Hall (by Rusty Relics Museum Committee) 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Bake Sale at United Church 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wake Up Little Scroogy United Church High Tea with Harpist Sharon Elliot (2nd Street West) A rock & roll re-telling of a Christmas Carol - words by 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Doug Waldner & music by Rusty Relics Museum Diane Tweitmeyer Adrian Paton Photo Collection • Tickets are available at 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Fezziwig’s Pub after 6 p.m. both Tiny Tim’s Taste Tour Friday & Saturday Nights • During the day, tickets are available at The Pearl Boutique (306) 453-4488

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2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Horse & Carriage Rides (pick up at Pharmasave) Edna & Herman Fornwald 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. English Market - Ye Olde Gang Market - Located: 306 2nd St. West 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Food Vendors on Main Street 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Entertainment: Happy Wanderers 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Entertainment: Katie Miller & Kathy Travis 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Entertainment: Ken Hamm 6 p.m. Lighted Parade 7:30 p.m. Cornerstone Theatre Presents: “Wake Up Little Scroogy” Fezziwig Pub Hours: 3:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3rd 2016 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information Booth at Carlyle Memorial Hall (Fezziwig’s Pub) 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Breakfast with Santa (Food Bank donation) 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Children’s entertainment (Cornerstone Family & Youth) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. English Market - Ye Olde Happy Gang Market - Located: 306 2nd St. West 10 a.m. Bake Sale at the Carlyle United Church 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Festival of Trees - bidding closes at 10 p.m. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Stew & Biscuits at Carlyle Memorial Hall (by Rusty Relics Museum Committee) 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Entertainment: Happy Wanderers 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Rusty Relics Museum - Adrian Paton Photo Collection 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. United Church High Tea with Harpist Sharon Elliot (2nd Street West) 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Magician - Patrick Roth 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Entertainment: Dickens Yuletide Singers 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Free Skate at the Carlyle Sports Arena 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Pictures with Santa (Food Bank donation) at Carlyle Memorial Hall 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Tiny Tim’s Taste Tour 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Horse & Carriage Rides (pick up at Pharmasave) Edna & Herman Fornwald 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Entertainment: Justin LaBrash & True North 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Entertainment: Southern Country 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. na Food Vendors on Main Street Carlyle Sports Are e th at 6 p.m. SATURDAY from Lighted Parade 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Entertainment: Ken Hamm 7:30 p.m. Cornerstone Theatre Presents: “Wake Up Little Scroogy” Fezziwig Pub Hours: 3:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.

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COUNTDOWN TO CANADA’S 150TH

30 CANADA: NATURAL SOURCE OF PRIDE SINCE 1867

A life dedicated to serving the Canadian people LEONARD BRAITHWAITE (1923-2012) WWII veteran, politician and rights activist

Leonard Braithwaite was the first black Canadian elected to a provincial legislature. He ran against NDP and Conservative party candidates to win a Member of Provincial (MPP) seat for the Liberal party. His maiden speech in 1964 to the Ontario Legislature addressed the Separate Schools Act, which permitted racial segregation in the Ontario school system. Several weeks later, the province’s premier amended the Act. This human rights victory was the first of many championed by Braithwaite during his political career. Leonard Braithwaite was born in Toronto in 1923 to a Bajan (Barbadian) father and Jamaican mother. He grew up in the Kensington Market district during the Depression, and in 1943—after several unsuccessful enlistment attempts stemming from racial prejudice—left to serve overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War. He functioned as both an engine mechanic and a safety equipment worker with the No. 6 Bomber Group in Yorkshire, England. After the war, Braithwaite returned to Ontario’s capital where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. He continued his studies at the Harvard School of Business and there acquired his MBA. The final tier of his education involved a return to Toronto where he achieved a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. In 1958, he opened a law practice just outside Toronto, in the suburb of Etobicoke. In 1960, Braithwaite commenced his political career as school trustee for Ward 4 in Etobicoke. A couple of years later he was elected as alderman for Ward 4. He became increasingly popular in the riding and ultimately was approached by the Liberals to run as an MPP. He won in the 1963, 1967 and 1971 elections, but ultimately lost his seat in 1975. During his more than 10 years in parliament, he raised his voice for racial and women’s rights. One of the causes he championed was affording women the right to work as legislative pages in parliament—a position formerly reserved exclusively for men. After his years in the Ontario Legislature, Braithwaite returned to municipal politics. He also returned to his law practice, where he worked until his death in 2012 at the age of 88. Shortly after his passing, the City of Toronto renamed an Etobicoke park in honour of the riding’s pioneering representative. His determination and strong sense of justice sparked profound change in Ontario’s legal framework, most notably by, in his words, “getting rid of the old race law.”

Where are we from?

THE 52 LARGEST GROUPS IN CANADA’S MULTICULTURAL MOSAIC

CANADA’S BELGIAN COMMUNITY According to the Canada 2011 Census, 176,615 Canadians claim Belgian ancestry. This population has made significant positive impacts on Canadian culture, affecting numerous sectors and industries. Some Belgian-Canadians of note include: painter Henri Leopold Masson; Olympic diver EmilieJoane Heymans; philanthropist and businessman Michael DeGroote and musician Chad VanGaalen. In the mid 19th century, Belgians were given preferred immigrant status in Canada. The Canadian governing body was actively pursuing agriculturally inclined individuals to help settle the western provinces and in many cases, suitable candidates—such as Belgians—were given safe passage and free farmland. Several Belgian communities therefore sprung up in Manitoba, with St. Boniface and St. Alphonse being among the earliest. Substantial waves of immigration also occurred close to the beginning of the 20th century—thanks to a direct steamship link from Antwerp and a need for dairy farmers— and after the First World War in response to a need from Ontario tobacco companies. A final large influx of Belgians started to arrive after the Second World War and kept coming until 1990. This final group gravitated to urban centres and were more educated than preceding migrants. About two-thirds among this group landed in Quebec.

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QUESTION 2: Which province celebrates the statutory holiday Louis Riel Day on the third Monday of February?

QUESTION 3: What is the name of the next Canadian astronaut set to travel to the International Space Station for a six-month mission in November 2018?

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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES BIRD: GYRFALCON In 1990, the gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) became the avian emblem of the Northwest Territories. This largest member of the falcon family winters in the north and primarily inhabits tundra and mountainous areas. Its diet consists mainly of ptarmigan but also includes squirrel, arctic hare and seabirds. The gyrfalcon is quick, strong and has few natural enemies.

there are 3 ways to donate to families in need . . . w o n k this year at Southern Plains Co-op? Did you PURCHASE A PRE-MADE SUPPORT THE 1 TOY DRIVE 2 GROCERY 3 BAG (prices vary) LOCAL FOOD BANK Please help us help families in need this holiday season


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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Friday, December 2, 2016

BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY The Carlyle Observer • (306) 453-2525 • Deadlines are Mondays at 3 p.m. (may change due to holidays)

CONTRACTORS & SUPPLIERS

Moose Mountain Woodworks

Pioneer Plumbing & Heating • Residential • Farm • Commercial

Contact 577-8633

Plumbing & Heating Ltd.

Construction Authorized Dealer for Kitchen Kraft Cabinets & Duraco Windows & Doors

Box 73 • Alida, SK.

“Jean’s Painting”

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Professional Cabinet Making & Finishing Computerized Design & Drafting

712 Lalonde St. Whitewood, SK After Hours Call 306-853-7227

* Saskatchewan Gas Contractor

Easts Mowing Service 443-2270 • Lloyd East

Shop 2 miles north of Carlyle on Highway #9

For your residential, commercial and service needs.

New Homes & Commercial • Renovations Framing • Finishing • Cabinet Making GILLES MATTHEWSON Phone 453-2421

Fax - 453-2962 info@mmww2012.com

Lenn Dovell Exteriors

Siding - Vinyl, Hard Board Soffitt & Fascia - Aluminum - 10 Colors Metal Roofing - Window Cladding

FREE ESTIMATES Lenn Dovel 577-4431 577-7307(cell)

McNeil Plumbing & Gas Fitting Ltd.

(Nicholson’s) Carlyle, Sask.

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING STIPPLE CEILINGS & TEXTURING

FREE ESTIMATES

575-8060 • Cell 577-7982 BRIAN JEANNIE

Matz Repair Repairs to household: Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Dishwashers, Electrical on: Fridges, Freezers

Jason McNeil • (306) 452-5199

Specializing In: Furnace Replacement & Repair Gas Fitting, All Plumbing Services, Renovation & New Construction, Drain Cleaning NOW HIRING: Journeyman & Apprentice Plumbers HVac Technician

Call Rene at 455-2707 Cell: 577-5487 Email: r.matz@sasktel.net

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HAWKEYE DRYWALL Scott Nicholson • 306-575-6211 scottnicholson@sasktel.net Carlyle,SK

ACCOUNTANTS

ACCOUNTING • CONSULTING • TAX Estevan 100, 1219 - 5th Street 306.634.2603

Carnduff 306.482.3939

Weyburn 301, 117 - 3rd Street NE 306.842.8915

Moosomin 715 Main Street, Box 670

Carlyle 306.453.6121

Redvers 306.452.3382

Orsted Funeral Home

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Ofce Hours: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. Monday-Friday

TOWING SERVICES

BOOKKEEPING Colpitts Agencies Ltd. Bookkeeping & Accounting Services Payroll Services Specialize in Quickbooks Prepare & e-file Personal & Corporate Tax Returns Please contact Sheila Colpitts Phone: (306)453-4560 Email: colpitts.agencies@sasktel.net 103-202 Main St. Carlyle

FARM EQUIPMENT

MARK’S TOWING 306.575.7237

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• Big Rig Towing • 24 Hour Service • Unlock Service • Boosting • Deck and Wheel Lift Service • Free Scrap and Vehicle Removal

SALES

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Bob Kosior - 483-8557 Jason Frey Randy Kosior - 483-8595

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BEAUTY SALONS

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One stop shop for the newest trends in hair colour and styles for men, women and children Specialists in body waxing, gel nails, spa manicures & pedicures, extensions, laser hair removal, and hair & eyelash extensions. Tanning bed on premises

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BY PHONE: 453-2525 BY FAX: 453-2938 Card of Thanks THANK YOU: Thank you to the family for hosting the birthday party for me. To relatives and friends who attended and for the lovely cards and flowers. To the visitor from Mexico, to Alina for singing and for the gift of the clock. Thanks again. Patsy Craig 29-1 THANK YOU: Thank-you to the members of the St. Regis CWL for organizing the Nativity Scene Display and Lunch at the Golden Age Centre in Redvers on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, with proceeds going to the Food Bank. The display included a broad selection of beautiful Nativity Sets, of many sizes and varieties, and from many lands. There were even hands-on Nativity sets for the children. With this inspiring display, and their selfless example of cooperation and generosity, the members of the St. Regis CWL did not fail to inspire us and help us prepare our hearts for the Season of Advent. As part of the fundraising for the Food Bank, the St. Regis CWL held a Hamper Raffle, which George was fortunate enough to win. Each St. Regis CWL member had donated an item for the Hamper, some hand-made and all beautiful and useful; there were so many items donated that they needed an overflow box. The St. Regis CWL were very pleased with the amount of funds and donations of food contributed for the Food Bank, hopefully ensuring that there will be Christmas Hampers for all those in need. Sincere appreciation to the members of the St. Regis CWL and helpers. Your example reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. Sincerely, Rae and George Mitten

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Blanket Classifieds are carried in 79 community newspapers, which reach over 450 communities including 14 cities. P: 306-649-1405 E: classifieds@swna.com W: www.swna.com The Strength is in Community Newspapers! Advertisements and statements contained herein are the sole responsibility of the persons or entities that post the advertisement, and the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspaper Association and membership do not make any warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, truthfulness or reliability of such advertisements. For greater information on advertising conditions, please consult the Association’s Blanket Advertising Conditions on our website at www.swna.com. FOR SALE: Ford F-150 tail lights. Tinted, will fit 20102014, gently used, like new condition, $375 OBO. Please call (306) 575-8883. HARDY TREE, SHRUB, and berry seedlings delivered. Order online at www.treetime.ca or call 1-866-873-3846. New growth guaranteed. PROVINCE-WIDE CLASSIFIEDS. Reach over 500,000 readers weekly. Call this newspaper NOW or 306649.1400 or email classifieds@swna.com for details.

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Houses for Sale FOR SALE

House for sale in Carlyle. 316 Main Street. Four bedroom home, storey and a half, for sale in Carlyle. Recently updated with new laminate flooring in living room and fresh paint throughout entire house. New sliding door to new deck, also new deck at front door. New front door, baseboards updated on main floor, new bathroom sink, backsplashes updated, flooring on main floor updated in 2014. New energy efficient furnace in December 2014 (monthly on equalized at $90 per month) central air conditioning. Hot water heater new in May 2014. Updated electrical. And more. Extra large lot with trees and hedges. Two car garage with large driveway recently graveled. Includes washer, dryer, fridge, stove, and dishwasher, central vac. Move in ready. Close to downtown. $239,000. Call 306-575-7375 to view. 29-4 REDUCED $20.000. Mint shape on 3 lots. Outright sale or rent for 2 years with refund of $7,000 towards purchase price. 14 Beckton Street, Manor, SK. Call 306-471-8455. 27-4

Land For Sale

FARMLAND WANTED NO FEES OR COMMISSIONS! SUMMARY OF SOLD PROPERTIES North - 10 1/4’s North East - 14 1/4’s North West - 12 1/4’s East - 57 1/4’s West - 50 1/4’s Central - 219 1/4’s South - 100 1/4’s South East - 46 1/4’s South West - 65 1/4’s PURCHASING: SINGLE TO LARGE BLOCKS OF LAND. RENT BACK AVAILABLE Call DOUG 306-955-2266 saskfarms@shaw.ca

Upcoming Events Sunday, December 4th - Manor Christmas Trade Show, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the hall. Silver collection at the door (proceeds going to the Community Hall). Lunch will be served. If you are interested in having a table please call Chaelynn Boutin at 306736-8086 or Brittany Ariss at 306-577-3059. 26-4

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FOR RENT: House in Carlyle. 2 bedrooms plus finished basement, garage, fenced yard, four appliances. Possibly furnished. Available December 1st. References required. Call 306-452-3904 for more info. 26-4

NORTH EAST PRAIRIE GRAIN INC. Currently Buying: Soybeans, Feed Barley, Wheat and Oats. OFFERING: Competitive Prices, On Farm Pickup & Prompt Payment! CALL: 1-306-873-3551, WEBSITE: neprairiegrain.com

Suites For Rent FOR RENT: Two - 1 bedroom suites fully furnished. Internet, satellite T.V and all utilities provided. Please call for more info: 306-448-2116. 29-4

Feed & Seed

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www.westerncommodities.ca HEATED CANOLA WANTED!! - GREEN CANOLA - SPRING THRASHED - DAMAGED CANOLA FEED OATS WANTED!! - BARLEY, OATS, WHT - LIGHT OR TOUGH - SPRING THRASHED HEATED FLAX WANTED!! HEATED PEAS HEATED LENTILS "ON FARM PICKUP" Westcan Feed & Grain 1-877-250-5252

NutraSun Foods Ltd of Regina wants to buy your Organic Hard Red Spring and Conventional Hard White Wheat. Please contact Abe Ens at 306-751-2440.

Misc Farm Equipment FOR SALE: 2004 30’ Hart Carter pick-up reel. $2,000 OBO. Call 306-483-8796, Alida. 29-2

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DRILLING REPORT

Friday, December 2, 2016

Carlyle and Area 2016 Toy Drive spreads Christmas cheer for area kids Lynne Bell

Observer Staff

organization.” “The other way to help is to drop off a donation of cash or a new, unwrapped gift to The Bargain! Shop, Southern Plains Co-op grocery store in Carlyle or the Royal Bank (RBC) in Carlyle.” “I must stress that this process is entirely confidential,” adds Sedor. Shannon MacLeod of The Bargain! Shop says: “We’d really like to thank everybody for their support last year and we really appreci-

ate how tough it is for everybody this year, too. That’s why we are so grateful to everyone who supports the Toy Drive. They’re really supporting their neighbours.” “This is a local event from start to finish,” adds Sedor. “The community identifies need in the community. Members of the community provide the gifts, wrap the gifts and deliver the gifts.” “It’s about coming together at Christmas and helping out your neighbour.”

The Carlyle and Area 2016 Toy Drive is currently underway, but it’s not too late to donate or to refer a family in need, according to Jenn Sedor, Cornerstone Family and Youth Coordinator. “This is really a local effort,” says Sedor. “Last year, The Bargain! Shop, Southern Plains Co-op and CFY helped to coordinate and distribute 238 gifts to kids from Carlyle, Arcola, Manor, White Bear First Nation, Pheasant Rump First Nation, Wawota, Kennedy, Ochapowace First Nation and Whitewood.” “Each child in needand the age range is infant to 17- receives a Christmas stocking and a Santa gift. And it goes without saying that many, many of those gifts were donated by people from throughout those same communiThe Rural Municipality of Moose Creek No. 33 ties in our area.” Municipal Elections 2016 “This year, we’re very excited to add the RBC in Carlyle to our PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that: toy donation team,” she 1. A vote will be held for the election of a Councillor says. “We’re grateful to for Division 6 for the Rural Municipality everyone who helps in 2. The vote will take place on Wednesday, the 14th day any way. It’s really community supporting comof December, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at: munity.” Sedor says there POLL AT Rural Municipal Office, 118-5th Street, are two ways to get inAlameda, SK, S0C 0A0 volved. “Organizations 3. I will declare the result of the voting at Rural can contact Jenn Sedor S e r v i n g Municipal t h e Office on Thursday, the 15th day of or Shannon MacLeod December, 2016. OILPATCH CANADA to participate, and to of WESTERN maintain confidentiality we ask any individuDated this 25th day of November, 2016 als in need seek their church, band office, Sentura Freitag school, local family cenReturning Officer Long Haul Canada/US tre or other particpating

Staff photo by Lynne Bell

Pictured (l-r) are: Parizaad Mohangoo and Sarah Jane Villamar of RBC, Cornerstone Family and Youth Coordinator Jenn Sedor and the RBC’s Carol Frecon and Jody Fornwald.

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Homespun walking path open in Carlyle’s Lions Park Lynne Bell

after what Homespun founder Judy Riddell calls, “about $30,000 of hard work over 16 years.” The one-kilome-

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tre paved path is a legacy project of Carlyle’s Homespun Committee, with assistance from the Carlyle District Lions Club as well as other area businesses and individuals. “From the start, we decided we wanted Homespun to give back to the community,” says Judy. “But we also wanted to provide the community with something everyone could enjoy, and I think we’ve attained that with the walking path.” Riddell says she was inspired by the benefitsboth tangible and intangible- that a walking path could provide to the community. “Already, I’ve either seen it myself or heard from others about how much so many different groups of people-and their pets- have been using the path,” she says. “The benefits of being in a natural environment have been proven. One study says that planting 10 trees in a single city block improves how people feel about their well-being and in some countries, recommendations are being made for doctors to literally prescribe time in nature to some of their patients.” “And incidents of crimes of violence and damage to property are fewer in communi-

Staff photo by Lynne Bell

(L-R): Norm Riddell, Judy Riddell, Marg Krentz and Wade Trippel. ties with amenities like this.” Member of the founding Homespun committee, Marg Krenz agrees. “I like walking out here better than in town or on the roads, because I don’t have to worry about hearing traffic. Instead, I can just enjoy the walk.” Although the path is already in use, it is an ongoing project. Norm Riddell of the Carlyle District Lions Club says, “The walking path is-weather depending- open throughout

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the year. We’d like to add benches, lighting and even expand the path. We have a lot of people to thank for this path, but we’re looking at accepting donations for things that will enhance the path in the future.” “We have a lot of people to thank,” adds Judy. “Wade Trippel of the Lions was a great contract supervisor.” “We owe Jeremy Johnston of JJ Trucking a big thank you for such a good job building the path and giving us

such a great price on it,” says Trippel. “And Jenn Sedor helped us secure grants for the project, too.” “It’s a great asset for our community,” says Judy. “And we have so many people to thank.” “I hope they all enjoy the walking path.” An official opening in 2017 will be announced at a later date. For information regarding making a contribution to the Homespun Walking Path, contact a member of the Carlyle District Lions Club.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Weekend away

By Krystyn Gillies The snow is here! When I went to bed last night, (Sunday), there was grass and now there is a significant amount of snow! I don’t mind the snow and the cold, but I dislike the crappy roads and ice on everything. Therefore, I might stay at home for a while to make sure I don’t end up in a ditch or have an altercation with folks that forget how to drive in the winter. I don’t understand how this happens every year, but it never fails! Heaven forbid going to the city when the first storm hits, it seems people forget ice requires extra time to stop. I have heart palpitations when we head in during winter because there are some scary drivers in the summer! So, be careful out there! If you have winter tires, that’s great, but keep lots of room between you and everyone else! Did anyone head out for some Black Friday deals? We headed to the country of our neighbours to the south and we found a few deals, but mostly went for my husbands Christmas party. We have such a fun time down there every

year and we are pretty darned blessed to be able to do something like that in the current economy. Our toddler had a great time living in a hotel for the weekend but sleep was something I didn’t experience last weekend. When we got there, we had a quick bite to eat then headed down to the bowling alley which was a lot of fun. My parents come with us so we can still have family time as well as adult time. When we got back around midnight from bowling, I just couldn’t sleep. It might have been the beds, or the fact that my brain just wouldn’t quiet down, but either way, I didn’t get to sleep until roughly 1:30 a.m. Of course, the toddler woke up at the crack of dawn, so of course, I was too. We had a good day of a little shopping and spending time at the hotel, which the toddler loved. With the dollar being so terrible, we didn’t get too crazy. We got ready to go to the Christmas party while my parents took the toddler swimming at the pool. She got cold fairly quickly, so she spent most of her time with her feet dangling in the hot tub. When we got back from the supper, we slipped up to the room to see how things played out. The toddler crashed out at eight so we headed back down to spend some more time with my husbands co-workers and their

spouses. We had a great time visiting and playing made up group games! When we finally decided to throw in the towel, it was well past midnight. My husband crashed out right away because he doesn’t do well without sleep, so I flicked on the bathroom light to take off my makeup. Four seconds later, a head popped out of the playpen. No! Sure enough, she saw me and wanted out right away.

Chad, Sam Peet and boys Hudson and Lincoln spent the long weekend (November 10-14) visiting with his sister Joleen, Paul Hoffman and boys Conner and Cole at Viking, AB. Sincere sympathy is extended to Barry Miller on the death of his father, Truman Miller on November 24, 2016 at the Redvers Centennial Haven, at the age of 96 years. Truman farmed for many years in the RM of Reciprocity #32 until he retired, still coming out to the farm whenever possible to help his son until last year when he had the misfortune of breaking his hip. Condolences are extended to daughter Lynne and granddaughter Shannon, as well as other family members. Those attending the Bryan Adams Concert

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which made it 2:45 before I finally drifted off. Thankfully, she slept until 8:30, which was almost enough sleep for me to function the next day. We had a blast last weekend and now it feels like we can really buckle down and get ready for Christmas which is well under a month away. I hope everyone is able to get into the Christmas spirit now that there is snow. Be safe out there and enjoy the season!

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She rolled and tossed and turned and kicked her dad whilst laying on my face and I had to do something. I carried her over to the other bed and fashioned a bed rail out of her bed and an easy chair and I told her that she was going to lay down and go to sleep. I have an irrational fear of co-sleeping because I sleep hard and so does my husband; so having her in bed with me had me in a fearful nap-like state. She finally went to sleep at 2:30 a.m.,

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At home she wouldn’t see us and would just lay back down and go to sleep. Since we were all sharing the same room between the three of us, I gathered her up and brought her back to bed with us until she went back to sleep. It was my plan to toss her back in her own bed after she drifted off but it turned out that I was way more tired than she was. She sprawled out between us and it was honestly like sleeping with an octopus who lost its car keys.

in Brandon on November 24 were Gille and Cheryl Boutin, Ken and Diane Potapinski, Shelly Cowan, Jens and Laurel Hansen, Sharon and Larry Jensen and Ross and Sherry Shier. Attending the drama night at Redvers on Thursday, November 24 were Dave and Shanna Carriere, Margaret Peet, Dale and Linda Potapinski. Sincere sympathy is also extended to Cheryl Zander on the death of her brother Dennis Zander who passed away November 25, 2016, at the age of 55, in the Redvers Health Centre. Condolences are also extended to his sons Clark and Carter and to all other family members as well. There were a number of people from our area who attended the Agribition in Regina this past week for a day or two. On Sunday, November 27 Debbie and Lori at Café 361 held a Breakfast Brunch which

was very well attend and everyone seemed to enjoy the delicious breakfast food. Waiting and looking forward for the next brunch. Murray and Adam Cowan, and a friend Rene were in the area on Sunday, November 27 and visited with Gray and Edel Cowan for a few hours before heading back to Estevan. Get well wishes are extended to Jaye Lemieux who is a patient in Regina Hospital. Hope you’ll be home soon Jaye and making visits at the ‘coffee shop’ again. This morning (Monday, November 28) as I sit here finishing up my news we are receiving snow – forecast says a winter storm is on its way. Guess our luck has run out and we are now going to receive the white stuff – oh well we really shouldn’t complain we are at the end of November after all. Can you believe it – we’ll be into December shortly and that means

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the end of another year? Gosh where does the time go? Guess keeping busy makes the time go fast and we do seem to keep busy. Here is Alida we are getting ready for our annual Christmas Fundraiser on Saturday and putting the finishing touches together. Hope we see you there. With only a couple of weeks left of school and teachers and staff will be in full swing of putting their Christmas program together – a great time for the children and a busy time for everyone as we get ready for the holidays. Remember folks to keep me informed of your news and happenings, just give me a call (306-443-2496), or a text (306-485-8561) or an e-mail (g.cowan@ sasktel.net). I look forward for your messages, and do appreciate your assistance. Until next time – Keep smiling – Think positive – Drive safely and Take care.


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By Jocelyn Hainsworth Things are gearing up out there folks: our American neighbours are dealing with Thanksgiving turkey leftovers so it must be almost Christmas. I must have blinked during the last week of October because one moment the orange and black of Halloween were there, but in the next instant things had morphed into the red and green of Christmas, and the season of monster merchandising was upon us. It happens every year. I should be used to it by now.

Guess who is coming to Carlyle! Yes, Santa! That dear old man would not miss his annual trip to visit the children in Carlyle and have his photo taken with them.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Carlyle Memorial Hall Magician Show at 1 p.m. Pictures with Santa 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join in the festivities of the Dickens Village Festival & visit Santa

There is no charge for photos but we do ask for a donation of a non-perishable item or cash donation to the Carlyle Food Bank.

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The Santas. The tinsel. The mandarin oranges. All signal the advent of advent, but peoples’ reactions to these cues vary widely. Some go out and shop until the provincial deficit looks tame compared to their Visa bill. Some feel the need to dazzle the neighbourhood with a light display that puts the Vegas strip to shame. Some dig out every favourite family recipe they have and bake up a storm – they’ll face the consequences in January when their bathroom scale cowers in a corner every time they walk into the room. There are also those who plan to spend the day serving their fellow man at a homeless shelter, and others who direct their gift money to buying goats and chickens for villages in third world countries, or putting money into education for children who would otherwise never have the chance to read and write. Me? All I want to do is to write a darned good Christmas letter. Even for someone who enjoys writing, this is a tricky assignment to tackle. There has to be the proper balance of news and humour, it must be interesting and entertaining, but not over done. Bragging is allowed, but only as long as it’s in small amounts, and tastefully done. It used to be my kids that I wrote of. At the time I thought they were pretty good but

this next generation they have provided me with is beyond wonderful. They are the smartest, cutest, funniest beings on the planet, not that I’m biased in my judgement. I try to keep a copy of last year’s letter around so I know where to start from – sometimes it’s hard to tell where one year ends and another one begins. Some years I am amazed that we managed to get that much into a mere twelve months – and some years it’s hard scrape together enough to fill a page. The page space thing is something near and dear to my frugal Scottish ancestry heart. I like to buy the pretty Christmas stationary (I’m not that cheap), but it must be used to its maximum efficiency ... both sides – no less (because of the wasted space), and no more (twice as much paper needed and would require extra postage because it’s overweight). There was a time when I felt that a letter that wasn’t individually hand written was just plain rude, but I’ve gotten over that silliness. Even if all that writing didn’t bring on Carpel Tunnel pain, a person just can’t keep straight what they’ve said to whom by the time the tenth letter is sealed in its envelope. By letter #14 you’ve mentioned house renovations three times to the same person but letters #13 and #15 don’t hear about it at all.

Eventually I got off my high moral horse, put my wrist in a splint, and took up typing a onesize-fits-all Christmas letter to be photocopied and sent with a recent photo of the tribe. It works for me. So, go out and buy your Christmas tree! House clean and decorate and make shortbread cookies ... and poppycock ... and mince tarts. Find the channel that plays nothing but Christmas tunes. Watch the Muppets Christmas Movie. Remember when your mom used to call you into the kitchen so that you could have your turn at stirring the Christmas pudding and making your Christmas wish – and know that if your could reclaim that wish now it would be to go back in time and stir the pudding with mom one more time. All of these things make Christmas. But me? My focus in this next week is to get my Christmas letter out there nice and early so that I can inspire (guilt) those I write to to write back. I want to hear their news, their stories, their bragging. A real, live, carried-byCanada Post kind of letter is a wonderful thing and a good long newsy e-mail is a close second. Many years of experience has taught me that if you don’t send them out, nobody sends you one back. So, go ahead and bake your cookies and toss tinsel at your tree, I have a letter to write.

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The Observer: Dec. 2, 2016